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Inking Royalty On Word – Birthday! Blog Hop

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I am supper excited that Mary Fish is hoping along with us this month!!! Welcome, Mary and all of your faithful blog followers!  Mary is one of the most Delightful people I know!! She’s what I call “A Keeper”

I have had a few products lying around waiting for me to get organized and crafting again after moving. Hopefully, in the next week or two I will be pretty much able to craft in my new space . So, that’s exciting!! Oh yea, my products are just looking at me begging to be used!!  I kinda had been hoarding Florentine Filigree waiting on the perfect moment to use it!  I love this bundle from the Occasions Catalog!!!

I actually only used the stamp set! That die though is amazing!!! I’m so looking forward to actually using it!!!

  • First thing is first!!! I cut the stamps apart!!!  Inhale, exhale, just breath!!! Your stamps will survive a little cutting!!!
  • The background was watercolored …you can use your ink refill or watercolor pencils.
  • Then using the Stamperatious, I stamped all the images. Because, I used watercolor paper the Stamperatious allowed me to stamp in the same place multiple times ..
  • Even using the Stamperatious my sentiment was crooked, oh well…nwell…now I need to just breath and remember, this is a handmade card it will be okay

  • Making your own designer paper can be very fun and rewarding!!
  • The first thing was to stamp each image from Florentine Filigree and Wonderful Romance
  • Then color everything in!! These images are so small they are actually perfect for your stamp n wright markers.  At least that was what I was thinking when I was using my Stampin blends
  • Always, make more watercolor washes than you need!!! You will always find uses for them!

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Peace & creative vibes my friends!


Sale-A-Bration with the Blogging Friends Hop!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Beauty Abounds, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, Occasions 2019, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Tea Together | 6 comments

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be joking the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! This is my first month hopping with this group of creative stampers and bloggers!  This month we are celebrating Sale-A-Bration with a CASE the Designer Hop!  We are all CASEing our friend Laura Borchert of Laura’s Stamp Pad!  She designed a wonderful card using products from Sale-A-Bration!

Laura’s inspiration

I really liked the purple and black combination with the pop of yellow! And the fact that she made use of the black and white paper that is part of Sale-A-Bration is even better!  This got me excited to use this color combination with the black and white paper!  I really wanted to use the tea-pot set from the Tea Together stamp set!

Tea Together Stamp Set

The coordinating dies for the Tea Together stamp set is Free with a 100 dollar purchase during Sale-A-Bration

This card has been in my mind for several weeks!  I just kinda let it mull around up there while I was doing other things.  So, I was figuring out how to incorporate the butterflies, and I really thought it would be great to have them on the tea-pot some how.   That’s when I chose to use the itty bitty butterflies in the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

And like I already said, I was super excited that Laura used the black and white paper that is part of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper .  I love the black and white patterns in this paper. Especially the dots and the strip pattern!!  Needless to say, I was definitely using this paper!!

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

So, I knew the elements I wanted to use! Now, just how to combine them into a card???? Well, this is where you need to know that I have challenged myself in improving my card scene building skills. In my mind I envisioned a wood table with the tea-pot, cups, and wallpaper for the background.

  • The first thing was to create the wood table. I did this using Stampin’ Blends.  I basically used every brown . Both crumb cake, both soft suede, and bronze.
  • After stamping the tea-pot, I masked everything but the belly. Then stamped the butterflies.  At this point, I decided I didn’t like the think lines of the butterflies. So, I colored a solid purple. (While working on this version of the card I was also working on a one layer version. Anyway, I had masked the tea-pot and cups.  And decided to color it even though the pot had butterflies on it.  It was at this point, I decided I liked the butterflies!!!!)
  • The Tea pot and cups are colored using the Highland Heather, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends
  • After everything was colored, I used the die cuts to cut them out
  • The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration product.  The Part of My Story Stamp Set
  • The final step was to put the card together.  This card is a 5 x 7.  To make this size card you need to cut your card stock to 7 x 10. Then score at 5 on the long side!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Well, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my take on Laura’s card!  If you would like to see my progress on the one layer version of this card check out my Instagram for progress!   I hope you will continue to hop along!!

Have a great day!  Go and Be creative my friends!